Looking for new ideas for your card making? Would you like to learn new techniques and ways to use Clearsnap Inks and more?
If so, then please join me, Tami Sanders, for a new card sketch and sample card made using the sketch each month. New sketches are usually posted on the 13th. The sketch was delayed a few days this month due to “March Craftiness”.
Here is March’s sketch…
The embossed piece was made with glossy white cardstock and Spellbinders Floral and Stone Impressabilities Embellishment Template. The embossed piece was then diecut using the Labels Twenty-Three Nestabilities Die also by Spellbinders. One long side was trimmed so that it would fit flush with the top of the card.
Next, the embossed paper was inked up using Coral and Squash ColorBox© Archival Dye Ink applied using the ColorBox© Stylus & Tips. Then, to bring out the embossed pattern, instead of ink, I decided to try crayon! I used the black color from the Aladine Animal Crayon Set. The crayons come “naked” and are large with an animal shape on the end making them easy for babies – as well as BIGGER crafters – to hold. Rubbing the side of the crayon over the raised area of the embossed design not only brings out the pattern but gives the piece a unique look. The edges of the piece were distressed using Midnight Dye Ink applied using Stylus & Tips…
The flower from Recollections are canvas and come pre-embossed with a resist. I inked them using Coral, Squash and Lemon Drop Dye Inks applied with Stylus & Tips…
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About Tami Sanders
Tami Sanders will be creating our monthly card sketch as well as an inspiration card for us each month! An instructor, designer, blogger, and crafter, Tami’s diverse style and knack for creating beautiful home decor and papercraft projects makes her projects appealing to everyone. Tami has worked with Clearsnap for nearly a decade as a designer for our classes, catalog samples, and designs for product packaging and print advertising. We’re honored to continue working with her through our blog as well as behind-the-scenes with our corporate offices.